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⭒ New Developments

CMS Posts Nursing Home Information by Chain

In a welcome development, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released information tying nursing homes by ownership chain* and providing some quality measure data for those chains. On CMS’s care compare website, people can now see a facility’s “affiliated entity name” (aka chain) and once the chain is identified, can click to review notable performance measures for the chain such as staffing, star ratings, and enforcement actions.

*The accuracy of tying the facilities by chain can be suspect. Some nursing home owners go to great lengths to hide their chain affiliation.